Over his last three starts covering 23 innings, Lester has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 2.65 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 19 starts (129 innings). It remains to be seen when he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.
Quintana tossed seven innings and allowed only three earned runs on two hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Of his 111 pitches, 71 were strikes. Over his last three starts covering 21 2/3 innings, Quintana has allowed only three earned runs.
Quintana owns a 3.24 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 107:34 K:BB ratio over 19 starts (119 1/3 innings). It remains to be seen when the left-hander will make his next start after the break.
Donaldson took starter Tim Lincecum deep for a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 6-1 win. He is hitting .241 with 65 RBI in 353 at-bats.
The right-hander permitted only three hits and one walk while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings of a 6-1 victory. Of his 103 pitches, 65 were strikes.
Kazmir owns a 2.38 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 19 starts (117 1/3 innings). It remains to be seen when he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.
Crawford was expected to return from an ankle injury, so the news shouldn't come as a shock. Trayvon Robinson was sent down in order to make room for Crawford.
Revere was not in the starting lineup due to ankle soreness, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Revere managed to score while on the bases, and remained in the game the following inning to play center field. He should return to action soon provided he can avoid a setback.
Guilmet was with the team for a doubleheader last week, and has a 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 innings in the majors.
Norris was sent down after the team decided he was not an option to start Sunday. He will stay on turn during the break while pitching for Bowie, and will likely make a start Monday. He would be eligible to return to the majors July 20, though it is not clear if that is the plan yet.
Bailey had to leave Thursday's game against the Cubs due to a knee injury, but it isn't considered serious. The injury is considered a slight knee strain. Bailey underwent a precautionary MRI for the issue, but is still expected to make his next start.
The team optioned pitcher Kyle Hendricks to the minors following Thursday's start, meaning Alcantara will get a longer run in the majors. He was expected to receive just two days in the majors while Darwin Barney was on paternity leave. Alcantara went 4 for 5 Thursday, helping his cause.